Name: Claus Brockman
Given Name: Claus
Birth: 27 Feb 1871 in Westermoor, Breitenberg Ksp, Steinburg Itzehoe Breitenburg Gut, Holstein
Christening: 16 Apr 1871 Breitenberg Holstein Germany
Death: AFT 1930 in San Bernardino City San Bernardino Co Ca USA of May be a Earthquake in California
Emigration: 1 Jun 1887 Ss California, Cpt. Winkler, direct: Hamburg - New York, Passenger 560
Immigration: 15 Jun 1887 New York, USA
Occupation: Otoe Co Nebraska USA
Change Date: 24 Nov 2012 at 00:00:00
FILE: chris\Henry, Claus, Christ B. 1800's.jpg
Claus Brockmann, Elmshorn (Vaterbruder)
Friedrich Grell, Kellinghusen (Cousin Mutter)
Margaretha Mehrens, (Mutterschwester)
I don't know what happened to Claus. The story is that he went to San Franciso, Calif. in the early 1900's. There was some thought he might have been in the large earthquake there about that time. Around 1907 in Los Angeles- He was never heard of after he left Neb.
Oral history: He has got a Ostrich-Farm (written in the letters to germany) in warmer state (may be California). Might be a good hint...
So it wasn't. If found him at all in San Bernardino
At that time there were some Ostrich Farms around San Bernardino. But I can't figure out if he worked there.
There is a Claus Brockman listed in the census 1930. The data immigrated 1887 and born 1871 fits perfect to our Claus.
He worked as a gardener at private homes.
The house was rented and he paid 2 Dollar??
He lived in the street 8 -98 name boat seeth ?? ,house 130, house number 223
In the Census 1920 San Bernardino , he is listed as Chas - but the data like above.
He lived 3rd street 247(547), house nr 2,
He was on farming - Long Ranch?. I can't read.
In the some house were living.
Lyranky Brown age 62 born in Utah
Rocco Brown age 48 born in Utah
Lew Brown age 21 born in Iowa
Effie Brown age 14 born in Iowa
they all listed as Lodger.
Father: Johann Christian Brockmann Brokmann b: 10 Dec 1836 in Bramstedt, Bramstedt Bad kgl no 10 Ksp, Segeberg Amt, Holstein c: 18 Dec 1836 in Bramstedt, Bramstedt Bad Ksp, Segeberg Amt, Holstein Holstein
Mother: Maria Mehrens b: 3 Dec 1841 in Westermoor, Breitenberg Ksp, Steinburg Itzehoe Breitenburg Gut, Holstein